Welcome to Flower Art Friday #7 for June 8, 2012. We open the gallery early Thursday morning and stay open until Saturday evening right before midnight.
Today's image is one of the magnolia blossoms I captured on my first day of of last weekend's retreat. This time, I didn't add any texture at all - just worked with it in RadLabs until I got the dreamy, creamy look I was going after.
Over at Photo Art Friday, the challenge was black and white, so I worked with the same image a bit, using Topaz and RadLabs, along with Bonnie's "Sweet Thoughts" texture and came up with something a little more textural.
Our top three from last week were fabulous as usual. Pieces of Contentment ran away with the contest this week with this triple threat piece - color, composition and a killer quote:
The following three images were a three-way tie for the second place spot:
This "inspired" piece from Inspired by June
Readers just loved the bokeh and reflection in Mona's "picturesque" lilac:
And, Marilyn who blogs at Chased By Beauty captured beauty herself with these lovely and luscious peonies:
Congratulations winners! Grab your badge!
Before we get this party started, here's just a quick reminder of the rules before we begin.
Flower Art Friday is a weekly gallery featuring your floral themed creations. We will have themes from time to time, but these will only be suggestions and you may feel free to deviate if you like. Obviously the theme revolves around flowers,and works submitted can be photos, digitally manipulated photos, textured photos, or mixed media collages.
Check out my resources page for information on some great sites that provide free textures, clip art, and tutorials.
The rules are pretty simple. Your link should go directly to your blog post or flickr post, and I ask that you post a link back to my blog in return. Post only your original work, and give credit appropriately to the source of images, clip art, or textures you may use in your piece. It would be awesome if you would grab my badge and include it in your post.
You also get to vote for your favorites. I will feature the top three picks on my blog next week, so if you participate please note that you are also giving me permission to repost your photo here. I will also be sending you a little email reminder to come back and vote and when the winners are posted.
Ok, now let's see your bloomers! :)